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The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.

6 Powerful Things to Say (and Never Say) to Your Partner

Alexandra Harra | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If we're too quick to speak under the influence of emotion and indifferent to what we say, we may soon see the threads of our loving bond loosen. Bear in mind these six verbal principles to solidify your relationship through the power of your language.

8 Creative, Crazy Romantic Anniversary Ideas

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com So your anniversary’s coming up and you want to do something original and loving. A candlelight dinner is nice but ...

4 Ways Creating Shared Meaning Can Improve Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Creating daily or weekly rituals will enable you to spend quality time together. Carve out time to be together so you don't become "two ships passing in the night." Focus on spending time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.

Real Reason You Get Attracted to People Who Are So Different

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The ability to recognize the positive contribution that one's partner makes to the needs of the relationship, rather than holding the perspective that they are the cause of the "problem" is the core variable that determines whether the couple is headed for disaster or for mutual fulfillment.

Why I Never Want To Fall In Love Again

Katie Tandy | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I had just gotten my head above water. Why, oh why, did he have to appear? Why, oh why, was I forged as an all-or-nothing human? Couldn't I just have dinner and some casual sex like normal people? Did I have to want to rip everyone's face off and subsume myself?

5 Crazy Things Most Couples Fight About

Crystal Ponti | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Crystal Ponti

Most couples deal with a roller coaster of financial issues, the craziness of raising families, and when and how to sneak in a little nooky time on a daily basis. Something has to keep Jerry Springer busy, right? Wrong. What actually brings out love's boxing gloves might surprise you.

How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship, Even During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

My husband, David, and I have been married 37 years. What's the secret to the longevity of our relationship? I'm no expert, but I know I have never stopped dating David! We are still in love and enjoy being with each other.

Couples Ask Each Other 'Am I The Best Sex You Ever Had?'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women

Mainstream media offers few portrayals of romantic partners discussing the actual sex part of their sexual history. Why would they, when the vast majo...

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emoti...

Happiness: It's Not About Having Kids or Not

Darah Zeledon | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

But, really, above all else, happiness is in the knowing that no matter what life throws our way, we can handle it and move forward stronger, more confident and more resilient.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Michelle Coursey and Matthew Karl Gale, Vintage Aficionados

Ian Spanier | Posted 11.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

This eclectic pair -- she's a professional makeup artist, he's a designer -- met while engaged in their favorite leisure-time pursuit: dressing in p...

7 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know About Your Partner's Finances

Posted 10.31.2014 | Weddings

You know about their big-haired homecoming photo, the tattoo they “accidentally” got in Cancun, and the collection of figurines they claim is an i...

What I Finally Know I'm Ready For As A Mom

Marissa Kristal | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Marissa Kristal

In life, as in waterskiing, I can best handle one thing (as opposed to two, or worse yet, many things) at a time. To say I get overwhelmed easily would be a gross understatement.

Is Your Relationship Making You Crazy? Here's How to Stop the Madness

Randi Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Well-intentioned and devoted partners of crazy-making people become obsessive in trying to find the magic potion that will make their partners happy and appreciative of their efforts. But, every time they think they've got it right, they find themselves, as if in a bad dream, back at ground zero.

Couples Draw Each Other From Memory, Hilarious Difficulties Ensue

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.22.2014 | Weddings

No matter how long a couple has been together, there's a base level assumption that they at least know what one another looks like. But when the lo...

6 Ways To Like Your Spouse More

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

After pointing out how your husband or wife is very different now compared to how they acted when you first starting dating, I will now give you six little ways to help you start to like your spouse more. Don't doubt the Blogapist. You are about to get schooled.

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What To Do If Your Spouse Snores

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

Nowadays we think it's laughable to imagine that a mere 50 years ago, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo slept in twin beds on TV for the sake of propriety and ce...

There are 99 Problems With Marriage but the Size of an Engagement Ring is Not One

Jenny Triplett | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Jenny Triplett

There always seems to be a study regarding marriages, the cost of weddings and even divorces. With all of the possible variables that the human factor presents, what seems to be missing is good ol common sense.

Vive La Difference!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Coming as close as we did to losing our marriage, we learned to truly care for and appreciate each other to a degree that we may not have experienced otherwise.

Bowing to the Happy Marriages: Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.

Why It's OK Not To Be Best Friends With Your Spouse

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm not one to share sad stories...this however is a love story. Between two friends. My Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. His best friend Al, never left his side. In the hospital he was there, with ice chips and the occasional perfectly... timed quip. His wit and intelligence is unmatched. And his understanding of my father, like no other.

What Your Couples Fighting Style Says About You

The Stir | Posted 10.06.2014 | Divorce
The Stir

Every couple has a "fight routine" and how you and your significant other disagree can ultimately determine your long-term compatibility.

7 Things No Spouse Should Be Expected To Do

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This has nothing to do with being able to bake a soufflé, or adhere to a budget, or be cheerful about putting your cranky toddler to bed. The main thing no spouse can be expected to do is... live up to all of your dreams.

24 Marriage Lessons Every Couple Should Learn

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Marriage is not a 24-hour repair shop. Your marital partner is not supposed to meet your every need. Some of those needs you may have to take care of yourself. Through your friendships or other activities.